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WIT-Y WheelThe Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y)

The WIT-Y was developed by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota. The WIT-Y is a guided self-assessment tool for youth ages 15-21 who have had contact with the child welfare system. The WIT-Y Assessment encourages you to explore your sense of well-being across eight domains. Find out more.

Transformative Healing

Guest Blog Post for University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Written by: Amelia Franck Meyer, MS, MSW, APSW, LISW; CEO of Alia In child welfare, we come face-to-face with the need for healing on a daily basis. So much trust has been broken; so much pain [...]

September 15th, 2016|

Fostering Self-Compassion in Children: Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Guestbloggers: Jane F. Gilgun, PhD & Samantha Hirschey, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota Maria is a fifth-grade girl that has been placed into foster care. Maria was walking to class through a crowded hallway.  The school principal was standing at the office door greeting the children. Maria [...]

June 23rd, 2016|

CASCW’s Spring 2016 CW360º, Child Welfare Reform, is now available online!

We are happy to announce that our 12th issue of CW360º, Child Welfare Reform, is now available online. The task of making revolutionary, or even incremental, change to a system as complicated as our child welfare system can be daunting. Many ideas have been presented and attempted over the past [...]

April 12th, 2016|

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